Linux now supported on the Nintendo 64

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Announcement:

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20201225190503.12353218812e1655f56f0bf8@gmx.com/T/#m0862c3484e0da7195dc8989421d30f01b3b1c63a

The N64 is now the oldest console able to run Linux.

Some previous attempted had been done in the past but never went as far as having a shell running. The port uses musl and busybox to make it as lightweight as possible, although the OOM is never far away with 4MB of memory in 2020.

GitHub release: https://github.com/clbr/n64bootloader/tree/master/n64linux

In depth description of the N64 architecture: https://www.copetti.org/writings/consoles/nintendo-64/

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